Ephesians 3:12-13 (NLT2) [Paul said:] 12 Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. 13 So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored.
"All thought worth thinking is conceived in the furnace of suffering." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 592.